Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 25, 1972 · Page 11
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No Howe, Beliveau Tonight ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, TOES.. JAN. 28, 1971 P*g9 11 ST. PAUL-MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Silver Anniversary at the National Hockey League All -Star game tonight will be Without two of the game's fabled names, Gordie Howe and Jean .Beliveau. But Richard Martin of the Buffalo Sabres, at 20 the youngest player in die 8:35 p.m., EST, game at Minnesota's Metropolitan Sports Center, is drawing as much attention as a Howe or Beliveau. The 5-foot-ll, 165-pound left wing, leading candidate for rookie of the year, is scoring at a greater clip than any first- year player before him. Howe got seven goals his first season, Beliveau 13, Bobby Orr 13 and Bobby Hull 13 in their first seasons. With 33 goals and 22 assists, Martin appears certain to break the rookie scoring record set in 1970-7i by teammate Gil Perrault, 1971 winner of the Calder Cup rookie of the year award after scoring 38 goals and 34 assists. Martin was drafted out of junior hockey last season after he set a record 71 goals in the Ontario Hockey Association. Martin said he has felt little pressure as goal totals soar. "The most pressure I had was after about 10 games," said Martin. "I was doing okay, but we weren't winning. I just didn't feel right. I was pressing, trying to do too many things. But (Buffalo coach) Punch Imlach noticed it and said, 'Look relax, play your game and don't worry about anything.' That's when it started rolling and rolling." Martin's 55 points rank him seventh in NHL scoring, and put him on tonight's powerful East offensive that is led by Boston's Phil Esposito with 39 goals and 41 assists and New York's Jean Ratelle with 28 goals and 51 assists. The West, trying to take its second straight victory after winning 2-1 in Boston last year, Wolves Football Defense Among National Leaders Would you believe the Iowa Lakes 1971 football team earned a third, fifth, and ninth place national ranking the past fall? Well, it's true. The Wolves wound up in third place nationally in Team Total Defense, fifth nationally in Team Rushing Defense and ninth overall in Team Passing Defense, according to information just released by the National Junior College Athletic Association. The honors top the honors where the Wolves finished tops among Iowa Area Community College Schools as the top team in total defense, top in rushing defense and second in pass defense. Although compiling only a 4-5 won loss record this season, Iowa Lakes limited the opposing offenses to a mere 159 yards a game in total offense, the only team in Iowa to limit the opposition to less than 200 yards a game. In the individual departments, Iowa Lakes gave up an average of 83 yards a game rushing and only 76 yards per game passing for the nine game schedule, which included games against the top Iowa Junior Colleges. Marshalltown, the school to edge the Wolves on pass defense, fell to sixth in total defense and -seventh in pass defense, giving an idea as to the overall defensive strength of the team. "I hope we can replace what personnel we lose this year," coach Larry Canfield stated, "and booster our fall." ,...„ ,-i.oiti al 'ui-« The Wolves will be minus linebackers Bill Gineris and Norm Zeman along with defensive and Chuck Buckle from key roles in the 1971 unit. But back for another season are Steve Schumann, 213 pound defensive end, who was second team all conference last season; Rick Jonew, 233 pound defensive tackle, named honorable mention all conference; Kelley Coach Larry Canfield O'Brien, 218 pound defensive tackjet Ed Park, 180 pound outside linebacker; Rich Coleman, 172 pound defensive back; and Brad Bucknell, 187 pound defensive back, who also was honorable mention all conference. <;K Eyeing..the .returnees, Canfield stat- . ed, "if we can get the offense moving we should have a good shot at a national ranking next season." At any rate, with the number of returnees on both offense and defense, the fact four of the Wolves games were lost by a total of 19 points this season, and the anxiety of the ILCC coaching staff, the Wolves will again be an exciting team to watch next fall. is dominated by nine Chicago Black Hawks. Bobby Hull is the West scoring leader with 35 goals and 27 assists. Also joining Martin as first- year all-stars are the East's Rod Selling of New York; Paul Henderson, Toronto, and starting goalie Ken Dryden, Montreal, and the West's Garry Unger, St Louis; Ross Lonsberry, Los Angeles, and Simon Nolet, Philadelphia. Chicago shutout artist Tony Esposito and Minnesota's Gump Worsley will share goaltending honors for the west. West Coach Billy Reay of Chicago is expected to start Hull, Stan Mikita of Chicago and Bill Goldsworthy of Minnesota at forwards; Esposito at goal, and Chicago defensemen Pat Stapleton and Bill White. Al MacNeil, the 1971 Montreal coach now in the minors, is expected to open with Dryden in goal, the high-scoring New York front line of Vic Hadfield, Ratelle and Rod Gilbert and defensemen Bobby Orr of Boston and Brad Park of New York. Gilles Villemure of New York is the other goalie. Sporis ^^^^^^ V -' Individual Midget Lakes Champions. . . Winning individual titles in their weight classes for Estherville in the Lakes Conference tournament Saturday at Emmetsburg were from left, Randy Pomeroy, 145 pounds, Jerry Sundall, 138 pounds, and Glenn Higgins at 155 pounds. The Mid- gets finished second to Spencer for the team title with the three championships, two seconds, one third, two fourths, and two fifths. (Daily News Photo by Chuck Ostheimer) 'People With Something Extra' In 1967, his first year with the Minnesota Vikings, Bud Grant spent a winter afternoon talking football . . . more specifically, talking football players. Grant was newly arrived from Canada. He had the beginning of a 'book" on the Vikings ... he knew something of the people who were there. But he talked about a kind of player he hoped, someday, to have. The question had been, what do the Vikings need right away? A top passer ... a running back with big speed . . . what? "What we will look for," he answered, "are the people with something extra. ' "We don't know if they will be backs or receivers or linemen. "But we know," Grant continued, "there are people like that. They have a facility for turning a game around. They might turn a game around on one play. And even if they don't. . . if they never make that play. . . you know they are capable of it and you must respect them for that capability." Then he added, with a wry smile: "Of course, those kind of people come along infrequently. "And sometimes never." In the Vikings scheme of things it is difficult to think of superstars. Grant, himself, has hammered at the notion that the team is made up of 40 people. . . all vital. The Vikings remain, as Grant would have it, a team of 40 men working in unison. They believe in the rigid disciplines of Grant's football. But no super-stars? Super-stars are not programmed. . . they happen. They are— the real ones—super-stars by 1 demonstration rather than be definition. At least that is the way it has been with Alan Page. With the conclusion of the 1971 season the honors beganpilingup for Page. He is a solid All-Pro now after five seasons at defensive tackle. And now Page has been named the National Football League's Most Valuable Player for 1971 by the Associated Press. A de- Miller Barber Captures 21-Hole Marathon TUCSON, Ariz. CAP) - Portly, aging Miller Barber had just finished a marathon, 21- hole playoff and he was sighing in weariness with perspiration glistening on his bald head and streaming down beside the aviators' glasses he always wears. "I was just trying to get In- just trying to finish," the 40- year-old veteran said Monday after out-lasting George Archer in pro golf's longest playoff in more than a quarter of a century. Barber, who had to shoot a fourth-round 65 Sunday to gain a spot in the playoff, rolled in an 18-foot birdie putt from below the cup on the 93rd hole to take down the title and the $30,000 first prize in the Dean Martin-Tucson Open golf tournament. "We were both about to fall down," Barber said in a brief interview before catching a plane home to Sherman, Tex. to see his new son. Archer, a 32-year-old former Masters champion and one of the hottest players now on the tour, picked up $17,100 for second place. He left immediately after finishing and was not available for comment. It was the second extra round in three weeks for the 6-foot-6 Archer, who beat Dave Hill and Tommy Aaron in a nationally televised 18 hole affair for the Glen Campbell-Los Angeles Open crown in the first tournament on the long pro schedule. And it was the longest playoff since Lloyd Mangrum went 36 holes to beat Byron Nelson and Vic Ghezzi for the 1946 United States Open title at Canterbury in Cleveland. That one was set up differently. After they tied at the end of 18, another 18 was scheduled. This time an additional 18 was scheduled—instead of the usual sudden death on Sun­ day— because of the national television contract. Then, when they tied with par 72s over the first 18, they went to sudden death. Both parred the first two sudden death holes, the 15th and 16th, before Barber nailed down his seventh tour title on the par-three 17th. fensive tackle as MVP? Is there a fry-cook on the best-dressed list? Then, what is a super-star? There were other quarterbacks with the physical skills of John Unites. . . and some with greater skills. But JohnUnitas brought more than skill to football. . . he brought that dispassionate surgeon's view of an opposing defense and remarkable courage. Gale Sayers.. . healthy. Who needs to say more? You could defense him adequately on 20 of 21 plays and on the 21st he would beat you. Beat,. . . he'd wipe you out. The roads to super-stardom for Unites and Sayers were not parallel. John Unites recognized the mold and then sweated and agonized until he fit into it. Gale Sayers once said: "How do I run? I run where my feet take me." He was being truthful, not flip. Gale Sayers was the mold. And Alan Page.. . when did he become a super-star? Defense is funny. . . every last piece intricately tied to the next one and dependent on it. Maybe Alan Page became a super-star in one frozen instant when he made a super-play. But, maybe he made that play because of a great effort by a Carl Eller. . . or a Charlie West. . .or a Wally Hilgenberg. It's that way on defense. Maybe he became a superstar in December when he made kindling wood out of Detroit's offensive line. But, then, he made kindling wood out of San Francisco's offensive line a month before that. Maybe it was in '69 . . . when the defense burst into prominence. Maybe. Or maybe he always was. . . growing. . .developing. In 1967 Page walked into Vikings training camp for the first time. He was big and somber and thoughtful and a little standoffish. His head was shaved and he wore plain no. - : jionsense clothes, and, looking back, he never really seemed to be a rookie. The super-star wasn't as visible then. Alan had played a wide defensive end at Notre Dame. He would move inside in the pros. .. to defensive tackle. The difference is immense. It is like driving on a country lane one day and then driving in midtown Manhattan the next. In retrospect, moving inside had a great deal to do with it. Speed and quickness and agility are the common currency of defensive ends. They are not so common inside, at defensive tackle. Once inside, the traits began to show. John Unites is a dispassionate quarterback? Alan Page is a dispassionate defensive tackle. His violence is almost impersonal. His opponent is an obstacle. . .a problem. . .not an enemy. This one side of Alan Page is that football is his trade.. .the way to a rewarding and secure life for he and his family. Alan Page knows that. And he approaches the game accordingly. . .with poise and intelligence. Gale Sayers runs where his feet take him? After a big game they asked Alan Page what he did on a certain play. "What did I do?" His reply suggested disbelief. "I don't know that I did. . .1 went" Alan Page has changed a lot since July of 1967. He's got hair, now, a flourishing moustache. No longer is he the silent onlooker.. .he's front and center with a wit that is as quick as it is devastating. And the skills have changed, too. Rather, they have emerged. Super-star? What was it Grant said on that winter afternoon in 1967? "There are people with something extra.. .they have a facility for turning a game around. .." An important message for people who prepare their own income tax returns. Maybe you've been cheating yourself all these years. or Two Eight Club Divisions Four Four NFL? in ST. PAUL - MINNEAPOLIS CAP)— Toughened by the fortitude it takes to face Minnesota's sub-freezing temperatures and blowing snow, the National Hockey League's board of governors was prepared to take on the ogre of realignment today. And President Clarence Campbell predicted a swift conclusion to the confrontation. Monday's board of governors meeting, originally expected to consider the problem of restructuring the 16-team league, started nearly two hours late because several of the governors had trouble reaching the storm-swept twin cities. As a result, the governors tended mostly to administrative housecleaning and accepting initial payments of $350,000 cash from their new partners in Long Island and Atlanta. "The question of realignment has been deferred until tomorrow morning," Campbell told reporters. "The thing will be resolved tomorrow. It has to be because of scheduling problems." Part of Campbell's optimism may be drawn from the fact that 13 of the 14 governors who will decide the matter had approved a plan offered last November. That one would divide the 16 teams into four divisions of four clubs each. If the governors can't agree on four divisions of four clubs each, then Atlanta and Long Island would be added to the existing East and West Divisions, producing two eight-club divisions. "There are advantages to four divisions," said Campbell," but two eights is not that bad in many ways either." Every year, between January and April, millions of people sit down to do battle with Uncle Sam. Some are "self styled' accountants. Others think they can save a few dollars doing it themselves—so why not. The sad truth is, however, no matter what their reason was for starting, many of them end the same. On the short end. You see, when it comes to income taxes, amateurs should depend on H&R Block. We have all the facilities to help you make "income tax time" a pleasant experience. To begin with, H&R Block now has over 6,000 conveniently located offices manned by thousands of specially trained personnel who are anxious to help you. 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